Lower Wye Creek is the forested section of a potentially much longer walk in the Remarkables Conservation Area. Ending the walk just above the tree line makes it a satisfying finish with views up the creek to high ground, and of rugged crags immediately above the creek. Picking your way very carefully between lethal spear grass you can climb up the steep slopes from the creek to get more (partial) views of Lake Wakatipu.
A pretty straightforward walk described on the DOC website.
Although there’s no track, you can continue up the creek to Lake Alta and the Remarkables ski fields, although I’d say most people would do it downhill as a day walk. We’ve not done this yet because of transport logistics.
Lower Wye Creek Track: The Scenery
My pictures are almost all from the turnaround point just above the tree line, and so are a little misleading as the walk is mostly through beech forest.
January 1st 2016
December 31st 2012
A few photos from three years earlier when the weather was a lot cooler, despite it being mid summer…